PipeChat Digest #763 - Friday, March 19, 1999
 
Re: Windsor Castle (Was: Fw: Mathias)
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Windsor Castle  (Was: Fw: Mathias)
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
Re: Windsor Castle  (Was: Fw: Mathias)
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
20th Anniversary Concert Celebration
  by "Larry Hoey" <96606351@mail.clarityconnect.com>
Question
  by "Nicholas A Hall, Jr." <tremulants@juno.com>
Re: Question
  by "Travis Evans" <tle6399@seward.cune.edu>
Re: Question
  by "Nelson and Tracy denton" <ndenton@cgocable.net>
Service Music - Northminster Ch.
  by "MR SAND   LAWN" <KWQT65A@prodigy.com>
Stalacpipe Organ Luray Caverns
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@MediaOne.net>
Re: Windsor Castle  (Was: Fw: Mathias)
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: good digital reproduction from WICKS/Walker
  by "Paul F. Stapel" <pstapel@spectra.net>
Re: Windsor Castle  (Was: Fw: Mathias)
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: Question
  by "Chris Mullen" <nascarfreak1039@hotmail.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Windsor Castle (Was: Fw: Mathias) From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 12:53:58 EST   In a message dated 3/18/99 8:14:44 AM Central Standard Time, highnote@mhtc.net writes:   << Perhaps I have this all wrong. Not not the main Chapel, that is a Harrison and Harrison right? >>   Yes the main organ at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, is a Harrison and Harrison. The extensive specs. follow:   Berkshire, Windsor   St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle [N00843]   Grid ref: SU9676 Survey date: 1994 Anglican Church, main organ (Organ playable)   Date Builder 1883 Gray & Davison Rothwell 1930? Walker 1966 Harrison & Harrison rebuilt   Casework Position: N & S of Choir Screen Type: Architectural Picture 1 (116642 Bytes)   Console: Detached Stop type: Drawstop Pedalboard: concave radiating on gallery, facing W   Key action Stop action Compass low Compass high Notes Enclosed Pedal EP EP C f1 30 N Choir Case EP EP C c4 61 N Choir Scrn EP EP C c4 61 N Great EP EP C c4 61 N Swell EP EP C c4 61 Y Solo EP EP C c4 61 Y     Department Stop name Pitch Pedal 1 Sub Bourdon 32 2 Open Diapason 16 3 Bourdon 16 A 4 Dulciana 16 5 Quintadena 16 Swell 6 Principal 8 ext 7 Flute 8 A 8 Dulcet 8 ext 9 Fifteenth 4 10 Rohr Flote 4 11 Open Flute 2 12 Mixture IV 12.15.19.22 13 Double Trombone 32 ext 14 Trombone 16 15 Fagotto 16 Swell 16 Tromba 8 ext. from Trombone 17 Bassoon 8 from Fagotto 18 Schalmei 4 not LEAF 19 Octave Tromba 4 ext 20 Kornet 2     Department Stop name Pitch Choir Case 21 Quintadena 8 22 Gedackt 8 23 Principal 4 24 Spitz Flote 4 25 Wald Flote 2 26 Sesquialtera II 27 Cimbel III 29.33.36 28 Krummhorn 29 Tremulant     Department Stop name Pitch Choir Scrn 30 Diapason 8 31 Lieblich Flote 8 32 Octave 4 33 Lieblich Flote 4 34 Super Octave 2 35 Mixture IV 19.22.26.29 36 Trompette 8 37 Tremulant     Department Stop name Pitch Great 38 Double Diapason 16 39 Open Diapason No.1 8 40 Open Diapason No.2 8 41 Stopped Diapason 8 42 Principal 4 43 Open Flute 4 44 Fifteenth 2 45 Block Flute 2 46 Mixture IV 19.22.26.29 47 Cornet II-V 1.8.12.15.17 48 Double Trumpet 16 49 Trumpet 8 50 Clarion 4     Department Stop name Pitch Swell 51 Quintadena 16 52 Violin Diapason 8 53 Lieblich Gedackt 8 54 Echo Gamba 8 55 Voix Celestes 8 TC 56 Principal 4 57 Rohr Flote 4 58 Nazard 2 2/3 59 Fifteenth 2 60 Tierce 1 3/5 61 Mixture IV 22.26.29.33 62 Contra Fagotto 16 63 Cornopean 8 64 Oboe 8 65 Vox Humana 8 66 Clarion 4 67 Tremulant     Department Stop name Pitch Solo 68 Viole d'Orchestre 8 69 Viole Celeste 8 BOTC 70 Cor de Nuit 8 71 Concert Flute 4 72 Orchestral Trumpet 8 73 Orchestral Clarion 4 74 Corno di Bassetto 8 75 Orchestral Oboe 8 76 Tremulant     Swell to Great Swell to Choir Swell to Pedal Swell Octave Choir to Great Choir to Pedal Great to Pedal Solo Octave Solo Sub Octave Solo Unison Off Solo to Pedal Solo to Great Solo to Swell Solo to Choir Great Reeds to Pedal Screen Choir to Great   Blowing: Electric   Tuning: Eq Temp   Pitch: A=440   Pedal: 8 toe pistons Choir: 10 thumb pistons Great: 8 thumb pistons Swell: 8 thumb pistons Solo: 6 thumb pistons 8 general thumb pistons general cancel thumb pistons 2 thumb pistons as couplers reversible thumb pistons: ch-pd, gt-pd, sw-pd, so-pd, sw-ch, so-ch, ch-gt, sw-gt, so-gt, so-sw reversible toe pistons: gt-pd, sw-gt great and pedal pistons coupled balanced swell pedals to Swell and Solo organs solid state capture system   Updated 1979 by JML Builder information added; mixture compositions added; some stop notes added; Choir Screen Tremulant added; Quintaton used instead of Quintadena   - John  
(back) Subject: Re: Windsor Castle (Was: Fw: Mathias) From: DudelK@aol.com Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 13:01:27 EST   In a message dated 99-03-18 11:05:59 EST, you write:   << Wasn't St. George's NYC damaged by fire, as well (where Biggs did his Festival of French Organ Music)? >>   Fortunately or un-, I believe the organ at St. George's Stuyvesant Square is still "speaking." Biggs used to play there on New Year's Eve during the time I lived in NYC -- surely I date myself! The organ was used during the AGO national, but I skipped it. I always found it rather unattractive. There was a lot of talk about it not too long ago, perhaps on Piporgl.   Back in the 60s they used to do some very interesting and imaginative choral and instrumental concerts there and it was also there that I first heard an English choir of men and boys in person (St. Mary Warwick). And nothing has been the same.   Dudels-vater nicht im Himmelreich  
(back) Subject: Re: Windsor Castle (Was: Fw: Mathias) From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 10:45:43 -0600   I am not sure about St. George Bruce but I do know that recording, I got that from a dear friend in college and LOVED it, esp the Dupre variations on a French Noel.....yummy   ---------- From: bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Subject: Re: Windsor Castle (Was: Fw: Mathias) Date: Thursday, March 18, 1999 10:03 AM     >I have a CD of the old organ and it was indeed > a gem. I rarely listen to it because it is sad to > think that such a work of art is no longer > there. I know what you mean. I have that recording, too. I also have a disc of Glenn Gould playing part of the Art of the Fugue on a wonderful 3m 5 division Casavant at All Saints Anglican Church, in Kingston (?). The church burned and the new organ is by Kney (?). It is difficult to listen to these organs that will never speak again. Wasn't St. George's NYC damaged by fire, as well (where Biggs did his Festival of French Organ Music)?   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishman's pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog. -- George Bernard Shaw     "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org    
(back) Subject: 20th Anniversary Concert Celebration From: "Larry Hoey" <96606351@mail.clarityconnect.com> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 21:23:18 -0500   Hello Everyone:   Here's an upcoming concert that should be of great interest to many of you tracker and Gerhard Brunzema fans. On Saturday, March 27th at 5:30 p.m., the 14th Annual Bach Organ Festival will be held at Saint Peter's Cathedral; 315 Wyoming Avenue in Scranton, Pennsylvania. This year marks a very special concert for us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the installation of our 1979 (3/56) Gerhard Brunzema Casavant tracker pipe organ (Opus 3414). Our recitalist for this very special event is Maria Zengion, former organist at St. Peter's Cathedral. Kenneth Wolfe, curator of the organ has certainly put this instrument in the very finest condition I can ever recall.   Maria will be performing the following works:   Magnificat primi toni, Bux WV 203 - Dietrich Buxtehude.   Prelude & Fugue in B Minor, BWV 544 - J.S. Bach   Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr, BWV 662 a 2 claviers et pedale / il canto fermo nel soprano - J.S. Bach   Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr, BWV 663 a 2 claviers et pedale / il canto fermo nel tenore - J.S. Bach   Fantasy in G, BWV 572 - J.S. Bach "Piece d' Orgue"   Hope to see many of you there.   Best Regards,   Larry W. Hoey - Organist St. Peter's Cathedral Scranton, PA.      
(back) Subject: Question From: "Nicholas A Hall, Jr." <tremulants@juno.com> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 19:30:56 -0700   Has anybody ever heard the pipe organ console that plays the stalagtites in Luray Caverns in Virginia? Is it still there? Playable? What kind of console is it?   I last saw it in 1970.   Thanks, ....Nick ----- Tremulants@juno.com -----   ___________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com/getjuno.html or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]  
(back) Subject: Re: Question From: Travis Evans <tle6399@seward.cune.edu> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 21:18:04 -0500 (CDT)     I have never seen or heard it in person. I did however see it on Mr. Rogers Neighborhood in the early 80's ;)   Trav   On Thu, 18 Mar 1999, Nicholas A Hall, Jr. wrote:   > Has anybody ever heard the pipe organ console that plays the stalagtites > in Luray Caverns in Virginia? Is it still there? Playable? What kind > of console is it? > > I last saw it in 1970. > > Thanks, > ...Nick > ----- Tremulants@juno.com ----- > > ___________________________________________________________________ > You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. > Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com/getjuno.html > or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866] > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > >    
(back) Subject: Re: Question From: Nelson and Tracy denton <ndenton@cgocable.net> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 22:41:24 -0500   It seems to me that from the old LP recording I have at the "office" it was listed as a "Klann" console. There was a picture on the cover of the album but not a lot of details. I believe the record stated the stalactites were struck with solenoids like those used in chimes.( It's been 10 years since I last played the album so I can't remember the details.) I've never had the chance to visit the caverns so I don't know more than this.    
(back) Subject: Service Music - Northminster Ch. From: KWQT65A@prodigy.com (MR SAND LAWN) Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 22:34:01, -0500   Service Music Northminster Church Monroe, Louisiana Sunday, March 21, 1999 The Fifth Sunday in Lent     The Preludes Meditation on PICARDY Leo Sowerby Passacaglia on the Passion Chorale Raymond H. Haan   The Call to Worship Ah, Holy Jesus HERZLIEBSTER JESU   The Processional Hymn When I Survey HAMBURG   The Meditation Ave verum corpus Malcom Archer   The Gospel Response See, O Woman (from Seven Last Words of Christ) Theodore Dubois   The Hymn My Song is Love Unknown LOVE UNKNOWN   The Psalter Psalm 42 Like as the Hart Herbert Howells   The Sermon Response Doxology OLD HUNDREDTH   The Communion Meditation Christ, We Do All Adore Thee Theodore Dubois   The Recessional Hymn O Love That Will Not Let Me Go ST. MARGARET   Northminster Church Monroe, Louisiana Paster for Preaching and Worship - Dr. C. Welton Gaddy Pastor for Christian Formation - James Evans Director of Music - D.H. Clark Associate of Music/Organist - Sand Lawn     <Prodigy Distribution List> CC: XLRV98B    
(back) Subject: Stalacpipe Organ Luray Caverns From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@MediaOne.net> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 22:51:28 -0500   I visited Luray Caverns last year. The instrument is played for each group of tourists. I located a photo on the web which shows the console. There is a short cassette that is sold in the tourist shop. This is a link to the photo which is part of an amateur site: http://pretty.coara.or.jp/~mieko/609co.jpg   Stan Lowkis  
(back) Subject: Re: Windsor Castle (Was: Fw: Mathias) From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 22:45:05 -0600   David Scribner wrote: > > Rick > > You are thinking of WINDSOR Castle. Yes, the Chapel and the Organ, which I > think might have been a Father Willis, was destroyed. All of that has been > rebuilt and there is a new organ installed. I don't remember the specifics > of the new instrument right now. There is an account of the fire and the > restoration at http://www.royal.gov.uk/palaces/winsrest.htm but > unfortunately it doesn't mention anything about the organ. I will do some > checking later today to get the specifics of the new instrument   The organ that was destroyed was a four-manual Henry Willis instrument dating from the 1880s. The new chapel, in many ways a much superior design to the old one, is built on rather a different plan and is much smaller than the old one. It has a new two-manual tracker organ by Harrison & Harrison of Durham. St. George's Chapel is n another part of the Windsor Castle complex that was not affected by the fire. Its 1965 four-manual Harrison & Harrison organ is still intact.   John Speller   John.  
(back) Subject: Re: good digital reproduction from WICKS/Walker From: "Paul F. Stapel" <pstapel@spectra.net> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 23:49:58 -0500   3/18/99   In reference to William Lengyel doing research on digital organs, I am surprised you haven't had a chance to hear what WICKS is doing with the Bob WALKER Technologies company.. absolutely amazing, at least as good as if not better than anything else being produced today. If you call me at 607 773 1495 ( or WICKS at 800 444 WICKS (94257) you can get a tape or CD showing the full range available, from all digital to combination pipe and digital ( and of course, all pipe if you wish!!)   Paul Stapel Binghamton, NY 607 773 1495 Fax 772 6501  
(back) Subject: Re: Windsor Castle (Was: Fw: Mathias) From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 18:18:27 -0600   David Scribner wrote: > > Rick > > You are thinking of WINDSOR Castle. Yes, the Chapel and the Organ, which I > think might have been a Father Willis, was destroyed. All of that has been > rebuilt and there is a new organ installed. I don't remember the specifics > of the new instrument right now. There is an account of the fire and the > restoration at http://www.royal.gov.uk/palaces/winsrest.htm but > unfortunately it doesn't mention anything about the organ. I will do some > checking later today to get the specifics of the new instrument   The organ that was destroyed was a four-manual Henry Willis instrument dating from the 1880s. The new chapel, in many ways a much superior design to the old one, is built on rather a different plan and is much smaller than the old one. It has a new two-manual tracker organ by Harrison & Harrison of Durham. St. George's Chapel is n another part of the Windsor Castle complex that was not affected by the fire. Its 1965 four-manual Harrison & Harrison organ is still intact.   John Speller   John.      
(back) Subject: Re: Question From: "Chris Mullen" <nascarfreak1039@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 22:27:12 PST   >I have never seen or heard it in person. I did however see it on Mr. >Rogers Neighborhood in the early 80's ;) > >Trav     It IS a beautiful day for a neighbor, isn't it? ;-) We love ya Trav!   Chris Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com